Magnitude 6.9 Quake Strikes Sichuan Region Of China: USGS

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Reuters
A magnitude 6.9 quake struck the western Chinese region of Sichuan on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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A magnitude 6.9 quake struck the western Chinese region of Sichuan on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It said the earthquake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.0 tremor, was centered 69 miles northwest of the town of Leshan. It occurred at a depth of only 10.2 miles below the surface.

A 6.9 quake is capable of causing severe damage.